UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Silva vs St. Pierre

2,250

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WINNER
St. Pierre

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
76% chance St. Pierre
WILL WIN

2,455

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Georges St. Pierre
Much stronger takedown offense 10.0 vs 7.1 More than 40% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better takedown defense 10.0 vs 9.1 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly harder to hit 9.7 vs 9.2 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 36 years vs 42 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 7.6 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Anderson Silva
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.4 vs 8.3 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
A lot taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Longer reach 197 cm vs 193 cm Almost the same
St. Pierre on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Silva’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Georges
St. Pierre
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? St. Pierre Silva
Significant Strikes76
St. Pierre's excellent striking offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
St. Pierre's excellent takedown offense will dominate Silva's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
St. Pierre is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Silva on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against St. Pierre’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anderson
Silva
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Silva St. Pierre
Significant Strikes49
Silva's excellent striking offense is matched by St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Silva's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Silva has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Silva is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Silva is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter St. Pierre 9.3
fighter Silva 9.0
Great striking by St. Pierre
101 strikes Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
85 strikes Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields
45 strikes Nov 18, 2006 vs Hughes

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter St. Pierre 10.0
fighter Silva 7.1
Great takedowns by St. Pierre
3 takedowns Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
7 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Condit
2 takedowns Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter St. Pierre 8.2
fighter Silva 9.5
Great knockouts by Silva
Round 2 Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
Round 2 Oct 20, 2007 vs Franklin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter St. Pierre 7.6
fighter Silva 7.4
Great submissions by St. Pierre
Round 2 Dec 29, 2007 vs Hughes
Round 1 Aug 20, 2005 vs Trigg
Round 1 Jan 29, 2005 vs Strasser

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter St. Pierre 8.3
fighter Silva 9.4
Fast finishes by Silva
415 seconds Jul 07, 2012 vs Sonnen
424 seconds Aug 27, 2011 vs Okami
179 seconds Oct 14, 2006 vs Franklin
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
Showing 7 comments.
You're no Silva fan, you are none other than a GSP fanboy if you actually think that way.
LMAO!!! GSP can't finish anything!!! he's a joke!!!
Silva kicks GSP's ass all day.
Anderson Silva by knockout, front kick.
St. Pierre is a monster :o
Actually I agree. I was always a huge silva fan but facts are facts. George has always fought tough guys where Anderson was gifted with fighting scrubs. I think just because he knocks people out some think its better but they were rarely great fighters. The UFC has lost many fans as they seem to be turning into the WWE.
The pd for pd debate has been going on for a long time now. Since St. Pierre has been on leave from the UFC, the second guessing of Anderson Silva has been taking place. Many reputable MMA journalists now think ST. Pierre is the true GOAT and has probably always has been. This being due to always fighting a murderers row of challengers where 90 percent of Silvas opposition has been subpar fighters which seem perfectly matched to lose to Silvas striking ability. Some still believe Silvas phenomenal striker would best GSP as the GOAT, yet the real pros know this would be impossible. GSP was the best UFC fighter to ever grace the OCTAGON.
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